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  • Blog Post: Chat with Reda Alhajj, Global Top Scientist Shares Deep Insights and Special Tips on Imagine Cup Winning Apps

    Reda Alhajj received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering in 1988 from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. After he completed his BSc with distinction from METU, he was offered a full scholarship to join the graduate program in Computer Engineering and Information Sciences at Bilkent...
  • Blog Post: More IT Camps - Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

    We've had a great response to the IT Camps we've been delivering over the last few months. These deeply technical, hands on, scenario based training sessions have focused more on the real day to day of someone in IT , so it's no surprise that we've sold out every IT Camp we've run. You and your teams...
  • Blog Post: Navigating Windows 8 on a desktop PC

    Graham Jones , as a top engineer created many innovations and more recently led the Canadian user group VANTUG to a No.1 work ranking. In addition, Graham was a founder and long time Chairman of the largest international user group federation, GITCA, which is HQed in Canada. We met recently where he...
  • Blog Post: Laptop Sinks Beneath the Surface

    I just received this report from Dave O’Leary on his experiences with the Microsoft Surface Pro: “My early experience with my Microsoft Surface “Laplet” has been positive. I now have to pack only one tool when traveling and that tool takes up much less space than my old laptop and tablet combination...
  • Blog Post: The New Office is Here

    The release of the Office Customer Preview is part of the “Wave 15” release of products which also includes updates to Office 365 and mobile apps.  It’s a huge milestone for Microsoft as it is the first time that the Office team is refreshing all of its products at once!  There are a lot of...
  • Blog Post: Helping Microsoft Focus

    We often work with Anthony, Pierre and Mitch, the evangelists from the IT Pro team at Microsoft Canada. They asked us to share this important message with you. The team at Microsoft Canada is focused on ensuring that they help set you up for success by providing the information and tools you need in...
  • Blog Post: Meet Windows 8

    It’s a big day for Microsoft with the launch of Windows 8 and the Surface . It’s the start of a new era where the term “personal computer” is being redefined and were the lines between business and consumer, work and play, are becoming blurred. It’s also the continuation of a trend where we see IT and...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 RC & Windows 8 client release preview now available for download

    Today, both the Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) and Windows 8 Release Preview were made available for public download. More information about Windows Server 2012 RC: Resources page for the RC More information about the Windows 8 Release Preview: Steven Sinofsky’s post about what’s been updated...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 - Revisited

    We gather and receive feedback in a lot of ways at Microsoft. One of the things that has been clear to us, (regardless of where the feedback comes from) is that you'd like us to spend a little more time on Windows 8. We've heard you loud and clear so in addition to hands on events that we've been...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Windows 8 Milestones Shared with Partners at WPC

    This week at Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference , Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller shared some exciting new details regarding Windows 8. Tami confirmed that Windows 8 is on track to Release to Manufacturing (RTM) the first week of August. For enterprise...
  • Blog Post: Free training: Windows Store app development for iOS developers

    Event Date Thursday Dec 13, 2012 - 9 to 5 PM Friday Dec 14, 2011 - 9 to 5 PM Event Location Live Stream You can register for the live stream here , then just point your browser to Channel 9 or to our registration site on the day of the event.  You can also tune in at the Verge to watch the live...
  • Blog Post: Tame Your Organization’s Infrastructure Via Free Microsoft Courseware

    Knowledge has always been an IT Professionals best weapon.  A statement made many a time, but IT Professional knowledge actually breaks down into two parts: studied and practical. Both parts are symbiotic, like ying and yang, as practical knowledge requires studied knowledge to flourish.  Certification...
  • Blog Post: Did you download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

    Download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview . You may also visit the Windows Developer Center and learn how to sell your apps via the Windows Store. Whether you are testing, designing, or developing on Windows 8, Microsoft has a support forum for you. New and expanded forums for Windows 8 and Internet Explorer...
  • Blog Post: Join 24 Hours In A Private Cloud, May 10

    Use the registration site link for all digital assets. Registration Link – http://bit.ly/24hipc Event Description Every organization has the power to employ cloud technologies in their own way, at their own pace and with their own terms.  The use of private cloud technologies help transform how...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8: Pure Imagination–Last Chance to Register

    November 23-25, 2012 Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University Windows 8: Pure Imagination Where developers, designers, game builders, start-ups and students unite to explore the possibilities of Windows 8. You’ll be encouraged to look beyond the features… to what can be accomplished when inspiration...
  • Blog Post: App Builder Virtual Summit, May 2nd

    There's never been a better time to build for Windows. Attend the Virtual Summit and listen to Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President and Chief Evangelist of Microsoft Developer Platform & Evangelism, talk about the Windows ecosystem opportunity, design and monetization tips, partner development...
  • Blog Post: Interactive Q&A for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 – Introducing MVA “Office Hours”

    It’s a New Year and the start of new beginnings. So what better time than now to try out something new? We’re trying out a new way to connect with you and your teams, a new way to provide you with the information you need and that you think is important. We’re introducing Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Inaugural Awards to Honour Outstanding Achievement in App Creation by High School, College and Graduate School Students

    The Kay Family Foundation , a grant-making foundation located in Orange County, CA and established in 2005, has joined with Living in Digital Times , a company that produces lifestyle technology conferences and events at International CES ® and throughout the year, to create a scholarship fund to honor...
  • Blog Post: Chat: Michael Jenkin, Innovating Business Executive, International Microsoft Technology Expert

    Michael Jenkin is a recently announced 2012 SMB 150 Awards recipient, recognizing the top 150 Small & Medium Business professionals. In addition, Michael received media attention for founding a rapidly growing company and  for his innovative business leadership. Sharing his insights for success...
  • Blog Post: Show the world the power of Windows 8

    November 23-25, 2012 Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University Windows 8: Pure Imagination Where developers, designers, game builders, start-ups and students unite to explore the possibilities of Windows 8. You’ll be encouraged to look beyond the features… to what can be accomplished when inspiration...
  • Blog Post: Chat: Terry Coatta Globally Acclaimed Entrepreneur, Executive, Platform Software Architect and Developer

    Terry is currently CTO for Marine Learning Systems. Marine Learning Systems is an eLearning software and services provider to the maritime and resource industry. Marine Learning Systems also provides a full complement of services to support you from idea all the way through to ongoing operations and...
  • Blog Post: Video: Windows 8 - enabling flexible workstyles (episode 1)

    Good Video Source… (Source: TechNet Flash Newsletter - Volume 14, Issue 26 | November 28, 2012 ) Video: Windows 8 - enabling flexible workstyles (episode 1) Episode one of this series features Jane Boulware, General Manager of the U.S. Windows Client team, discussing the unique value Windows 8 offers...
  • Blog Post: Turn Your Blog Into A Windows 8 App

    Not only do we have a great way to help you turn your WordPress Blog into a Windows 8 app, if you hurry you could do it with very little development and recoup your Windows Store Developer Account costs. Here's how it works: IdeaNotion, is offering 200 Canadians a $50 Visa Gift Card as reimbursement...
  • Blog Post: Managers and Teams Winning in the Cloud

    Learn all about Microsoft Private Cloud with: Free evaluations (trials) of Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 Microsoft Virtual Academy courses on Windows Server, System Center and the Private Cloud Guided labs focused on the Microsoft Private Cloud Each one you complete gives you another chance...
  • Blog Post: WinMetro Requests is Now Available

    The Windows Store is ever growing, but sometimes the application you’re looking for is only available for Windows Desktop or other environments. WinMetro , launched this week by Visual C# MVP Scott Dorman, is you’re opportunity to request applications and show those companies just how much interest there...